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    Tales of Tomorrow

    Tales of Tomorrow

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    ABC (ended 1953)
    Tales Of Tomorrow was a science fiction anthology program that aired on the American Broadcasting Company network between 1951 and 1953.
    The episodes aired live and featured the top sci-fi stories up until that time, with a total series run of 85 half hour episodes over two seasons.moreless
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    The Adventures of Champion

    The Adventures of Champion

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    CBS (ended 1956)
    The Adventures Of Champion series was about the exploits of Champion, a wild stallion who befriends twelve year-old Ricky North in the American Southwest during the 1880's.
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    Gang Busters

    Gang Busters

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    NBC (ended 1952)
    One of the earliest crime/police dramas. This show featured dramatizations of real criminals with the stories taken from actual FBI and police files.
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    I Led Three Lives

    I Led Three Lives

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    (ended 1957)
    Herbert Philbrick leads three lives. By day he is an advertising executive in Boston. His other jobs are as an undercover agent and a counter spy, in this anti-communist cold war spy series.moreless
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    The D.A.'s Man

    The D.A.'s Man

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    NBC (ended 1959)
    The D.A.'s Man follows ex-private investigator turned special agent Shannon as he works his way into various New York City mob operations, sending all the evidence back to Assistant District Attorney Al Bonacorsi.moreless
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    ABC Showcase

    ABC Showcase

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    ABC (ended 1950)
    ABC Showcase was a catch-all title for a series of dramatic and variety specials aired during the summer of 1950 on ABC. Broadcast History ABC---June 1950-July 1950---Thu 9:00-9:30 ABC---July 1950---Wednesday 9;00-9:30 A 1950 half-hour mix of comedy, drama and music featured a cast that included Peter Donald, Betty Furness and George O'Hanlon.moreless
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    Cannonball

    Cannonball

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    CBC (ended 1959)
    Canadian family adventure series "Barrelin' down the highway, Wheelin' right along. Hear the tires hummin', Hummin' out a song. The rumble of the diesel, The shiftin' of the gears. The rhythm when he's rollin', It's music to his ears. Cannonball ! Cannonball ! Any kind of weather, Any time of day. When the rig is ready, He'll be on his way. He'll carry any cargo, He'll go anywhere. Name the destination, And brother, he'll be there. Cannonball ! Cannonball !"moreless
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    Mayor of the Town

    Mayor of the Town

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    (ended 1955)
    Mayor Of The Town was a single season television series based on a radio show that ran from 1942 through 1949. Thomas Russell is the busybody mayor of Springdale, a fictional small American town. Because the show was syndicated, the episodes are not in production order or the original airing order, but are listed by the earliest known air date, usually taken from a regional TV Guide.moreless
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    The Flying Doctor

    The Flying Doctor

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    ITV (ended 1960)
    The Flying Doctor, a British Drama/Action series that rolled the stories of Dr. Greg Graham (The Flying Doctor), and his team, Mary Meredith (the nurse), Dr. Jim Harrison (the blind Dr.), Charley Wood (the pilot), and Alec MacLeod (the Radio Operator), as they answer medical calls and fly around the country and even across seas, to help the ones in need. During their adventures, they learn a thing or two about life, deal with different society levels, and have to take care of themselves more than once.
    The Flying Doctor is based on a Radio program on the BBC that broadcasted the experiences of a flying medical team.moreless
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    Justice (1954)

    Justice (1954)

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    NBC (ended 1956)
    Justice followed attorneys Richard Adams and Jason Tyler as they pursued cases for the Legal Aid Society in New York.
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    The Big Story

    The Big Story

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    NBC (ended 1958)
    The Big Story was a long running anthology series which presented dramatizations of actual stories and real crimes that featured newspaper reporters who got involved and helped solve crimes, capture criminals and prove those who were wrongly accused of crimes were innocent. The show was filmed in the exact locations of the actual stories when possible, with parts of the show airing live from the studio. The actual reporter who is featured won a $500.00 award for having their story told and was interviewed at the end of each episode. The Big Story aired on NBC for eight seasons and then went into syndication for season nine. The ninth season stories are listed in this guide in alphabetical order since those episodes would air at different dates and times depending on location of broadcast. moreless
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    Philip Marlowe

    Philip Marlowe

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    ABC (ended 1960)
    Author Raymond Chandler wrote his first Philip Marlowe stories in the late 1930's, the detective hero was a hard-bitten loner, rough around the edges, and very aggressive. Working to solve crimes, protect and track down missing persons, he moved about without getting personal or entangled.moreless
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    The Hunter (1952)

    The Hunter (1952)

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    CBS (ended 1954)
    Bart "The Hunter" Adams is an American cold war spy. The hunter traveled behind the iron curtain to find information and protect the United States.
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    The Walter Winchell File

    The Walter Winchell File

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    ABC (ended 1958)
    Crime anthology series taken from the files of newspaper columnist Walter Winchell and the New York Daily Mirror newspaper. The show served as a precursor of sorts to The Untouchables as it was produced by Desilu Studios and featured stories with a crime theme in which Winchell served as narrator. It ran for 26 episodes in the 1957-58 season on ABC and then returned for 13 more in syndication the following year. Winchell himself narrated the tales, much like he would do two years later on The Untouchables, and even appeared in many of the episodes.moreless
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    Wire Service

    Wire Service

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    ABC (ended 1957)
    Wire Service was a rotating anthology series about the adventures of three international reporters for the "Trans Globe Wire Service."The Dane Clark episodes were re-run as Deadline For Action on ABC in 1959.moreless
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    Behind Closed Doors

    Behind Closed Doors

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    NBC (ended 1959)
    Behind Closed Doors was a cold war, espionage themed anthology series which ran during the 1958-59 season on NBC. The stories were said to have been taken from the files of real life military intelligence cases. The host and narrator of the show was Bruce Gordon as Commander Matson, who occasionally appeared in some of the stories.moreless
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    True Story

    True Story

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    NBC (ended 1961)
    True Story was a half-hour dramatic anthology series.
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    This Man Dawson

    This Man Dawson

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    (ended 1960)
    This Man Dawson told the story of Colonel Frank Dawson, U.S. Marine Corps, ret., who got the job of cleaning up an extremely corrupt big city police force, often, with no support of those around him.moreless
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    Accused (1958)

    Accused (1958)

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    ABC (ended 1959)
    Accused was a drama focused on realistic recreations of actual trials. It was spun off a popular day time program called Day in Court.
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    The Doctor

    The Doctor

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    NBC (ended 1953)
    half-hour medical anthology series
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